Happy Losar 2150: Tibetan New Year 2023

On the occasion of the traditional Tibetan New Year- Losar 2150 – the year of the Water-Rabbit, which begins on 21st February 2023, the Global Alliance for Tibet & Persecuted Minorities extends Tibetan greeting of Tashi Deleg to all!

We take this opportunity for your support for Tibetans as well as those who are persecuted by brutal regimes including the Chinese Communist Party.

Tibetans celebrate at least three days of Losar now-a-days. In the past, they celebrated the festival up to 15 days in free Tibet before Communist China’s illegal occupation!

Speaker of Tibetan Parliament in Exile greets Tibetans on Losar, Tibetan New Year 2150

Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel / Photo: CTA

Speaker’s message: 

“On the auspicious occasion of the Tibetan New Year, I extend my profound greetings and Tashi Delek to Tibetans inside and outside Tibet including old and new friends of Tibet. May this new year bring you an abundance of happiness and bless you with a long and healthy life.

With the grace and benevolence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama bestowed upon us, the Central Tibetan Administration in exile has achieved great heights of success in all its undertakings and endeavours. However, we must not forget about the prevailing dire situation inside Tibet. At such a critical time, it is our collective responsibility to pool every effort toward the protection and preservation of our cultural heritage and national identity.

In view of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s advancing age, His repeated assurance to live a long and healthy life gives us immense joy and happiness. Therefore, it is imperative that we are united in fulfilling His Holiness’s wishes and aspirations. It is also our collective responsibility to adhere to and imbibe the glorious teachings of His Holiness in practice.

Likewise, if we reflect on the state of human rights and freedom inside Tibet, the situation is deteriorating each day as evidenced by reports released by international organisations. We must take Tibet into our highest consideration and continue to strongly discuss, campaign, and advocate for Tibet. May all be assured that the 17th Tibetan Parliament remains unfeigned in discharging our duties toward the public and the cause of Tibet. Meanwhile, I urge the cooperation and contributions of individuals and organisations to fulfilling the common goal. I would like to once again reiterate my call to unite efforts to resolve the long-standing goal.

As we embark on a new year, let us pledge to cultivate kindness and compassion every day.  Finally, I pray for the longevity of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist holy personalities with the fulfilment of their wills. May Tibet’s issue resolves at the earliest.”

Acting Chief Justice Commissioner Greets Tibetans on Losar, Tibetan New Year 2150

Acting Chief Justice Commissioner Karma Dadul / Photo: CTA

Chief Justice Commissioner’s message:

“On this joyous occasion of the Tibetan new year, Losar 2150- the year of the Water-Rabbit, I extend my heartfelt greetings to our supreme spiritual leader His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama, religious leaders and representatives of Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetans in and outside Tibet.

I also extend greetings to our brothers and sisters in the Himalayan region who are also celebrating the new year.”

Sikyong Penpa Tsering of the 16th Kashag Greets Tibetans on Losar, Tibetan New Year 2150

Sikyong Penpa Tsering / Photo: CTA

Sikyong’s Message:

“Preceded by paying obeisance to His Holiness the Dalai Lama on this occasion of the 2150th year of Tibetan calendar, which is also the water hare year, on behalf of the 16th cabinet and myself personally, I wish to extend a happy new year to all the Tibetans, inside Tibet and outside Tibet, as we enter into the new year with a new hope.

Of course, to have this hope, first, we have to understand our own situation; we survive in a manner that we survive today mainly because of the leadership of His Holiness, because of the far-sighted vision of His Holiness, and because of all the deeds of His Holiness over the last 63 years since we came into exile. And His Holiness has been going around the world with two folded hands, and that is the reason why we are in the position that we are today. So therefore, I urge every Tibetan to recognise the services that were rendered by His Holiness and follow His Holiness’ guidance because His Holiness is such a leader who is revered by everybody in this world.

His Holiness has also given us many assurances about his wish to live a long life, not for himself, but for the benefit of humanity and Tibetans in particular. So therefore, whether the lama lives long or not also depends on the relationship between the lama and the disciples. And we being his disciples, have to make sure that we follow his guidance, and we follow his leadership, his words, and his thoughts on any activity, whether it’s regarding resolving the Sino-Tibet conflict or whether it is looking after the welfare of the Tibetan community in exile – these two responsibilities that are entrusted to the Central Tibetan Administration.

We are fully committed to following the thinking and thoughts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the guidelines that he has issued over many years. And I urge every other Tibetan also to follow the same, and we will be able to achieve what we intended to achieve with the cooperative effort of all the Tibetans, whether it’s seven million Tibetans inside Tibet or the 130,000 Tibetans in exile.

We have an added responsibility and so we should not forget that if we all contribute to the cause of Tibet, then we will definitely reach the objectives that we have set.

I again wish you a very happy new year, and I also wish that all your dreams and all your wishes be fulfilled so that throughout this year, you don’t feel sick and be in a position to serve the community. Thank you very much and HAPPY LOSAR again!”

Useful link:

Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala: www.Tibet.net

Author: Tsering Passang (Tsamtruk)

NGO Professional | Activist | Author | Founder and Chairman, Global Alliance for Tibet & Persecuted Minorities (GATPM)

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